Farmers' suicides

Farmers' suicides

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According to Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India-2012,

•    15 Suicides took place in India every hour during 2012.

•    It is observed that social and economic causes have led most of the males to commit suicides whereas emotional and personal causes have mainly driven females to end their lives.

•    Nearly 71.6% of the suicide victims were married males while 67.9% were married females. 1 suicide out of every 6 suicides was committed by a ‘housewife’.

•    Tamil Nadu has reported the highest number of suicide victims in 2010 (accounting for 12.3%), third highest in 2011 (accounting for 11.8%) and highest in 2012 (accounting for 14.0%).

•    Southern States viz. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu including Maharashtra have together accounted for 50.6% of total suicides reported in the country.

•    Self employed category accounted for 38.7% of suicide victims in 2012. 



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